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When it comes to sharing information on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Myspace, StumbleUpon, etc.), what is safe to share and what isn’t?
Many of us have no hesitation to fill out every available box of information on a new profile that we create for any given social media site. What is your address? Date …Read more →
Yes or No?
Have you ever wondered why Facebook is worth almost 70 billion dollars, yet nobody has ever paid a dime to use it? Where does their revenue come from? Why is it free?
The answer to whether or not you are Facebook’s customer is NO. You are not Facebook’s customer. In fact, as …Read more →
Is your private information going public?
Businesses have a new favorite practice: watching your online browsing habits. They follow you around the web collecting information about you in order that they might be able to get your attention about what they sell.
This is made possible because we currently live in an age where most …Read more →
When it comes to bullying people online, the law takes a firm stance — one you won’t want to mess with.
Similar to sexting, there are serious consequences when it comes to laws against cyberbullying. And there is no age limit on these laws being enforced. There have been cases of 12 year old …Read more →
Whenever we come into the question of why people hurt other people, we like to explain it by using a fire ant sting.
For instance, have you ever been stung by a fire ant? What was your first reaction when you got stung? You flicked it off as fast as you could! The moment you …Read more →
When it comes to students being bullied online, it is an issue that needs to be addressed head on.
Now that bullying is no longer relegated to the out-of-sight corners of the playground or on the way to the bus stop, the responsibility lays in the hands of educators and parents to ensure that students …Read more →
With the widespread use of cell phones and social media, it has become too easy to bully friends, classmates and coworkers online.
The simple definition of cyberbullying is to harm, harass or humiliate someone via electronic format. This can include posting hateful messages on a Facebook page, sending humiliating photos to other peoples’ cell phones …Read more →
The natural course of life dictates that sooner or later kids are going to learn about sex.
Hormones start raging and teens get curious and it is natural for them to ask questions. However, when it comes to the question of whether or not to get involved in sexting, the answer needs to be a …Read more →
Sexting, a combination of ‘sex’ and ‘texting,’ has exploded onto the scene in the recent years.
It refers to sending nude or sexually-suggestive images, videos or text through electronic means. Cell phones have been the main vehicle, but computers and webcams are also often used. Since the inception of the iPhone in 2007 and the …Read more →
Senate Bill 407 (SB 407) became effective on September 1, 2011, but what does it say and what does it have to do with schools?
The Backstory: As cell phone usage has become incredibly widespread (the average age of a child receiving a cell phone is 10 years old), a whole new wave of communicating …Read more →